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Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not? Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his adventures, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. It seems a logical deduction that the fictional detective's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, must have k... - Posted on October 22, 2014
Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African gray parrot,... - Posted on October 17, 2014
How far would you peddle for the environment? It took 68 days for Satyen Das to pedal his rickety bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world at a 17,600-foot Himalayan pass. His goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option. As he pedaled toward the top... - Posted on October 17, 2014
Teen wins Nobel Peace Prize, youngest winner ever Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. They risked their lives to fight for children's rights. The announcement made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. The news set o... - Posted on October 16, 2014
Flying for 15 hours nonstop – fun or boring? The world's biggest passenger plane has been placed on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia. The plane's journey had been 8,578 miles. The... - Posted on October 3, 2014
Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black. The fast-food chain has added black cheese and deep... - Posted on September 23, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th... - Posted on September 19, 2014
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles! The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor, the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and it was to remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman first ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming! It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, where in some p... - Posted on August 19, 2014